Numsa protest will affect four major airports

The National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (Numsa), together with the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) will be protesting at four of the biggest commercial airports in South Africa on Tuesday.

The grievance which Numsa have listed at the top of their list is the resignation of  South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana.

In his resignation letter Jarana said that the reason he stepped down was due to the lack of support, the fact that the company could not pay wages and the amount of red tape he had to surpass to achieve his goals were ludicrous.

The union believes that Jarana was sabotaged and forced out of his position as CEO despite gaining trust among the workers and unions and bringing stability to the airline.

Numsa will be showing their support of Jarana at Cape town International Airport, Durban’s King Shaka Airport, East London Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

The industrial action should not affect any flights and is scheduled to happen from 11:30 until 13:00.  It is recommended that the public allow for extra time on their journey as the protests will be conducted in some very busy areas.